Ethical Publication Practices
EWA Publishing journals are committed to the standards of publishing
integrity and academic honesty. Editors, reviewers and authors are
encouraged to refer to The
Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) and to
follow its guidelines.
Serious misconduct (for example, data fabrication, falsification or
plagiarism) is taken seriously into consideration and is further
investigated. When a suspicion of misconduct turns out to be confirmed, the
available sanction is applied.
Before publication, EWA Publishing will randomly review papers from each
scientific conference using the powerful text comparison tool: iThenticate.
This procedure aims to prevent scholarly and professional plagiarism.
The journals make clear their aims and scope, editorial policy and manuscript
requirements in terms of presentation and submissions.
- Journals' instructions are available to any contributor.
- Authors are expected to pursue objectiveness and rigour in all aspects
of their work. Authors are obligated to provide retractions or
corrections of mistakes.
- The list of authors should accurately reflect who did the work.
- Journals only consider work that has not been published and is not
being considered for publication elsewhere.
- Editors, authors and peer reviewers must disclose interests that might
appear to affect their ability to present or review data objectively.
- Journals recommend the use of a specific copyright and make it
available on the journal pages.
Editorial decisions and editorial processes are run by the editors of the
journals who are members of the organising committee of the event. The
detailed procedures may vary from event to event according to the custom and
practice of each community.
- The editors of the journals are committed to ensuring the quality of
the publication and that what is reported is ethical, accurate and
relevant to the journal.
- They have full independence and are not dictated to or influenced by
any factors (political, commercial, etc.). Their decision to accept or
reject a paper for publication has been based only on the merits of the
work and the relevance to the journal.
- When errors are found, the editors should promote publication of
corrections or retraction.
Editorial Review and Acceptance
The acceptance criteria for all papers are the quality and originality of the
research and its significance to our readership. Except where otherwise
manuscripts are double-blind peer reviewed. Papers will only be sent to
if the Editor-in-Chief determines that the paper meets the appropriate
and relevance requirements.
EWA Publishing's policy on confidentiality of the review process is available
Authorship provides credit for a researcher's contributions to a study and
Authors are expected to fulfil the criteria below:
- Each author is expected to have made substantial contributions to the
conception or design of the work; or responsible for the acquisition,
analysis, or interpretation of research data; or use the new software
used in the creation of a work; or have drafted or substantively revised
- Each author approves the submitted version (and any substantially
modified version that involves the author's contribution to the
- Each author agrees to take responsbility for his/her own contributions
and to ensure that issues relating to the accuracy or integrity of any
part of the work, even ones in which the author was not personally
involved, are appropriately investigated, resolved, and the resolution
documented in the literature.
Contributors who do not meet all criteria for authorship should be listed in
the Acknowledgements section.